Is it safe to use bar-end shifters with a carbon drop bar?
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    Is it safe to use bar-end shifters with a carbon drop bar?

    Is it safe to use bar-end shifters with a carbon drop bar?

    The bar is the Fizik Cyrano R1 Carbon Handlebars. The bar-end shifters are Microshift (mountain-gearing compatible). They attach via internal expansion, so they presumably won't crush the bar's ends, but I worry about whether they will hold up to repeated stress induced from shifting.

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    Why wouldn't you directly contact Fizik about this? No one here can safely you give an answer on this except the manufacturer. Carbon bars are reinforced in the areas that have the most stress on them. Anything that you do that may introduce stress to an area that it wasn't designed for could void your warranty.

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    Thanks very much.

    This forum is quite a valuable information resource.

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